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We are going from a 500 gallon pond to a 2000 gallon pond and using a skippy filter :claphands: . But where is the cheapest place to buy the souring pads? Its a 110 gallon stock tank that we are using so have no idea how many to buy :confused: . Any help on places would be greatly appreciated. :blueflower:
 
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I have read of others paying less, but we get the floor buffing pads at the hardward store for $11-12 each and cut them up ... Im guessing at least half a dozen, maybe a couple more. Trying to visualize .. just had 3 sitting on the table, and dont think they are quite enough for the 45 gallon junior hubby is building next.
 
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Thanks for the reply and yes the pic did help. Has anyone ever used filters that u buy for airconditioners?
 
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I dont know, I know hubby likes these pads .. they are also available in different densities (color coded at the store we go to) ... Something else I just picked up at Dollar Tree... came as a 2 pack, tighter weave, but not quite as thick but think they'd give similar surface area for about the same price ... (I grabbed them as something unused to scrub the fish tank with)...
 

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We where just at Dollar Tree today, getting prices. We are going out tomorrow and check other places. was hoping there was a place online to buy them in bulk but I havent found any yet. :sad:
 
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OOOOPS, sorry Capewind I thought you where talking to me. Guess I should read more carefully before I post. LOL
 
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I'm late to the party again here, but I would recommend using K1, K2 or bioballs instead of scouring pads. This will provide a much bigger surface area as well as one which is moving.
 

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about the aspen cooler pads...if theyre made of wood, theyre organic. organics break down, so logic says they will decompose and add to the bioload.
 

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If you are looking for the plastic scrubbies, someone posted a web site called Doitbest.com. 96 scrubbies for $12. You can have them shipped to a local hardware store for free.
 
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mrsclem said:
If you are looking for the plastic scrubbies, someone posted a web site called Doitbest.com. 96 scrubbies for $12. You can have them shipped to a local hardware store for free.
Do you remember what the scrubbies are called? I just went to the site (which is huge) and couldnt find them. That sounds like a really good deal, so wanted to see what they were.
 

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I use the blue reusable filters from lowes hardware and lava rock and before I use them I soak them in peroxide and water .I also use the buffer pads i buy from the rental store here .They come in 3 kinds course ,fine and super fine .They fit perfect in round containers .
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Kitty- go to cleaning supplies on their site and then scouring pads- it's the 8 pack, sold in sets of 12.
 
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Thanks all :surprised: . We got 5 boxes of scouring pads from Sams. Box of 20 for Bout $6.00. I know we need more but going to check out the buffing pads at a rental place or online and use some lava rock too. We have the hole dug but we got a bunch of rain yesterday and we have alot of clay in our soil so it take some time to dry out :( . I can't wait to get out there and finish :toothy12: .
 

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FWIW, I wonder about the wisdom of soaking the pads in peroxide. Since the pads are supposed to be a substrate for bacteria, wouldn't the peroxide inhibit the bacterial growth? I wouldn't do this unless the sole purpose of the pads was to collect as much gunk as possible, and it was cleaned on a regular basis, in which case I would be using some other medium for bio-filtration. :twocents:
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I spent a fortune on my pads, at least $100. I bought differnt kinds. Went from srubby balls on the bottom to filter pads to scrubby bads. I have never cleaned the material over 3 years. I just drained pond and cleaned. Assume filter should be ok still but we will see.
 
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